Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid – Installing Shutter, Featurefull Screencapture Tool

Shutter is a feature rich open source application for capturing screenshots. Shutter will let you capture a selection, full desktop, window, menus and even whole webpages. It even has a built in editor for annotating captured screens with freehand lines, highlights, lines, arrows, boxes, elipses, text and more. It is as close to SnagIt as I have seen for an open source project – it even has built in plugins for image manipulation.

Installing Shutter on Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx) is very straight-forward. Click Applications, then Accessories and then Terminal.

Next add a PPA (Personal Package Archive) for Shutter to your repositories with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa

Then update your apt-get sources so that your system knows about the Shutter PPA that we just added:

sudo apt-get update

Finally install Shutter:

sudo apt-get install shutter

Click Applications, Accessories and then Shutter to run the application.

Shutter is a great utility, now go install it!

For further information visit: http://shutter-project.org/

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